Children’s Rights In the News

19 June 2018 AP
Family separations at the border alarm child-welfare experts

Among the child welfare experts dismayed by the separations is Sandy Santana, executive director of Children’s Rights. “The trauma can have life-long consequences for these kids, so a good system tries to return the child to the parent as soon as possible when safety is not an issue,” he said.

Family separations at the border alarm child-welfare experts
25 May 2018 Teen Vogue
The Foster Care to Prison Pipeline: What It Is and How It Works

Lead Counsel Christina Wilson Remlin is quoted in this article about foster care and juvenile justice: “For teenagers in foster care, they’re already a group of kids that our society looks down on and thinks is troubled, so having a juvenile justice charge only exacerbates all those existing vulnerabilities.”

The Foster Care to Prison Pipeline: What It Is and How It Works
24 May 2018 The Chronicle of Social Change
Bigger in Texas: Number of Adoptions, and Parents Who Lose Their Rights

Children’s Rights attorney Stephen Dixon is quoted in this article about adoption practice and policy in Texas: “The practice in most parts of Texas is to file a termination for parental rights petition at the beginning of most cases even if there is no real indication that termination is needed at that point.”

Bigger in Texas: Number of Adoptions, and Parents Who Lose Their Rights